17 May

SOURCES OF LACK OF HOUSING AFFORDABILITY: AN EVIDENCE FROM DIFFERENTE COUNTRIES.

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May 17, 2022 - May 17, 2022 Online, Presencial
Organizer: REM

The idea of this panel would be to explain the core of housing affordability problems in different countries explained from the analysts’ knowledge.

A side event part of the International Union of Architects (UIA) International Forum: Affordable Housing Activation (AHA).

The panel could put together the actual cases of Scotland, Ireland, Greece and Spain, and other East European countries. The panel will also discuss the potential financial solutions to reduce the dependence of this problem.   

Experts to participate: 

  • Mary Taylor, REM 
  • Conor O’Toole, ESRI and REM (REMOTE)
  • Raúl Garcia-Rodriguez, Deloitte and REM
  • Ramón Riera, FIABCI, Spain 
  • Nikolaos Triatafyllopoulos, Thessaly Un. And REM (remote)
  • Paloma Taltavull, Alicante univ and REM 

Invited Expert: Helena Beunza, Beunza Associates 

Time: Around 2 hours in total, including debate and questions.

Topics on housing affordability: 

  • Scope of the problem: population, cohorts more affected. 
  • Main drivers: the origin of the problem 
  • Effects of lack on housing affordability 
  • Energy poverty 
  • Regulatory issues 
  • Potential solutions: government support or market support? 
  • The role of finance 
  • Case study: ‘The city we need is affordable’ book 

Programme 

Tuesday 17 May 2022, from 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. CET 

10:00 – 10:15 Opening and Welcome 

Ms. Helena Beunza, Deputy Spanish Secretary General of Housing, Bureau member of the Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). 

10:15 – 11:35  Panel. 

Moderator: Ms. Paloma  Taltavull,  Chair, Real Estate Advisory Group,  Housing and Land Management, at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). 

Panellists: 

  • Mary Taylor, REM member. 
  • Conor O’Toole, ESRI and REM (remote) 
  • Raúl Garcia-Rodriguez, Deloitte and REM (remote) 
  • Ramón Riera, FIABCI, Spain 
  • Nikolaos Triatafyllopoulos, Thessaly Un. And REM (remote) 

Topics on housing affordability for the debate:

  • The Scope of the problem: population, cohorts more affected. 
  • Main drivers: the origin of the problem 
  • Effects of lack on housing affordability 
  • Energy poverty 
  • Regulatory issues 
  • Potential solutions: government support or market support? 
  • The role of finance 
  • Case study: ‘The city we need is affordable’ book 

11:35 – 11:45       Questions and Answers 

11:45 – 12:00       Forewords and invitation  to attend  the AHA 3-days session 

Ms. Helena Beunza, Deputy Spanish Secretary General of Housing, Bureau member of the Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). 

Venue: ‘Sala triangular’, COAM headquarter, Hortaleza Street number 63, 28004 Madrid 

Brief note of biographies 

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Streaming link:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6O5hu70bDk

 

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